‘Public sector commitment to better services, vital’
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said public sector employees
should commit themselves to provide a better service to the public who
seek their help with much hope.
The President said many countries have shown an interest in investing
in Sri Lanka and public sector employees should be prepared to provide
these investors a better service. President Rajapaksa was speaking at
the launch of the Finance and Planning Ministry’s annual report at the
Finance Ministry yesterday.
He said Sri Lanka is marching forward with the end of 30 year
conflict and foreign countries are eyeing investment opportunities in
The President said the government is always ready to create an
environment for the private sector to invest.
“We are not prepared to undermine the private sector’s contribution
and enormous potential,” he said.
President Rajapaksa said the government expects more investment from
the private sector for the interest of the country.
The President said special focus was made for the promotion of the
agriculture sector since 2005. The country was made self – sufficient in
rice and maize by bringing thousands of fallow lands under plough, he
He said trade union leaders have always acted with clear
understanding of the country’s situation. “The number of trade union
strikes and union action have come down to 15 due to the close
understanding between the government and trade unions,” he said.